Pi Yi (Passion Fruit Syrup) – Recipe

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Pi Yi

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American






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Learn how to make the Pi Yi.


  • 1/2 oz 1/2 Lime Juice

  • 1 oz 1 Pineapple Juice

  • 1/2 oz 1/2 Passion Fruit Syrup

  • 1 tsp 1 Honey Syrup

  • 2 dashes 2 Angostura Bitters

  • 1 oz 1 White Rum

  • 2/3 oz 2/3 Gold Rum


  • Technique: Tiki Dirty Pour
  • Combine all ingredients into a shaker with crushed ice.
  • Vigorously shake for 10 seconds.
  • Dirty pour the whole shaker into a glass. Crushed ice and all.
  • Garnish:
  • Pineapple slice


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What Does The PI YI Taste Like?

This is a fantastic spiced tropical juice-flavored cocktail. It’s one of my favorite tiki drinks and, in my opinion, is much better than many of the more popular tiki cocktails. The honey and juice perfectly match the strength of the rum and the spice of the bitters. Not much to say other than this is a must-try and one you will most likely make again.

Making A PI YI With A Fresh Pineapple.

The authentic way to prepare this was to scoop out a small pineapple and use the inside, blend it, and use its juice in the drink. Once the drink was shaken and done, it was poured back into the hollowed-out pineapple. To keep with tradition, I cut pineapple and used a small bit of blended fruit as the juice for this drink, which turned out good. I did not pour it back in since I wanted the drink to be visible in a glass. Also, I ate most of the pineapple on its own, and hollowing out a pineapple would give me way more than 1 oz of juice. My assumption is all the extra fruit and juice from the fresh pineapple was used in other drinks too, at Don The Beachcombers.

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